Discharge Planning- Discuss strategies to support and empower the patient living with a long term condition (LTC) and their significant others when planning their discharge form hospital

Discharge Planning- Discuss strategies to support and empower the patient living with a long term condition (LTC) and their significant others when planning their discharge form hospital

Before you start your essay, think about what sort of management would be most suitable for Mrs Meeha and here family and what members of the nursing / MDT team would be able to provide care for Mrs Meeha and review the evidence in the literature to support this. From you knowledge and understanding of the patient’s condition- diabetes and the discussion on discharge planning from the discharge board formulate a discharge plan for Mrs Meeha and include this as an appendix 1. You will need to make reference to your discharge plan in your essay.

The essay will need to address the following

• A clear introduction stating your aims for the essay
• The essay will need to define key terms in the discussion
• It will also need to clearly identify what package of care is being utilized for Mrs Meeha

• Define discharge planning; is the discharge for this scenario simple or complex? What factors need to be considered when planning discharge and what MDT professionals would be involved? Make reference to the discharge plan you have formulated for Mrs Meeha (scans of current hospital care pathways not acceptable)
• What is the significance of involving the patient with a LONG TERM CONDITION(LTC) and their family in the discharge process? Make clear reference to Mrs Meeha circumstances and conditions and the concept of empowerment
• Why is communication important when planning discharge and what strategies would be utilized for this specific scenario to ensure a safe discharge
• Conclusion that clearly summaries the key issues